31 Year Old Pedestrian Tragically Dies After Being Hit by Two Vehicles
BARTOW, GA – According to an online news report at theledger.com, a 31 year old man from Polk, Georgia died after police indicate that he was hit by two cars when attempting to cross United States Highway 17 earlier this week.*
A 31 year old man died after being hit by two vehicles while trying to cross United States Highway 17. The man perished at the scene of the accident, per the Bartow Police Department. The accident occurred when the man attempted to cross United States Highway 17 at Ernest Smith Boulevard, per police. A driver going southbound swerved to try and avoid hitting the pedestrian but was unable to prevent the accident. A second driver struck the man after he was hit by the first vehicle. It is not expected that charges will be filed in this case.
There are no further details on the accident at this time. The crash remains under investigation by the local police.
With warm weather upon us, traveling by foot is an extremely popular and healthier option however, it is not always safe. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Traffic Safety Facts, 70,000 pedestrians are injured and over 4,000 perish in collisions with vehicles. While eleven percent of transportation occurs by walking, pedestrians represent thirteen percent of vehicle-related deaths. Notwithstanding the fact that drivers must control their vehicles at all times and drive with due care for others, the majority of pedestrian crashes are caused by their own actions. Sunny days, when more people are outside, cause ninety percent of vehicle-related accidents. Age is also a favor with the elderly and children accounting for twenty seven percent of fatalities and thirty four percent of injuries.
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